interest rate high at 8%. that's discouraging to take out loans to buy products such as cars. scientists at the u.s. space agency nasa say a probe orbiting mercury found evidence of water and ice on the planet. 3 the new information comes from the messenger probe. it's been orbiting the planet closest to the sun since 2011. they showed hydrogen in partially shadowed craters. they say it is consistent with that found in water. the total amount of ice on mercury is estimated at 100 billion tons. scientists say it may have been brought by comets or asteroids that crashed on the planet. the existence of life, however, is considered unlikely because of the planet's thin atmosphere.